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"Emotions are celebrated and repressed, analyzed and medicated, adored and ignored - but rarely, if ever, are they honored.” - Karla McLaren

 

"Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.” - Anais Nin

 

"The innermost meaning of sacrifice is the annihilation of the finite just because it is finite. In order to demonstrate that this is the only purpose, the most noble and beautiful must be chosen; above all, man, the fulfillment of the earth. Human sacrifices are the most natural sacrifices. Man, however, is more than the fulfillment of the earth; he is reasonable, and reason is free and nothing but an eternal self-determination toward the infinite. Thus man can sacrifice only himself, and that is what he does in the omnipresent sanctissimum of which the masses are not aware. All artists are self-sacrificing human beings, and to become an artist is nothing but to devote oneself to the subterranean gods. The meaning of divine creation is primarily revealed in the enthusiasm of annihilation. Only in the throes of death is the spark of eternal life ignited.” - Friedrich Von Schlegel

 

"Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses.” - Plato

 

"Signs and symbols rule the world, not words nor laws.” - Confucious

 

"Privilege is the greatest enemy of right.” - Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

 

"Emotions are celebrated and repressed, analyzed and medicated, adored and ignored -- but rarely, if ever, are they honored.” - Karla McLaren

 

"Every individual is at once the beneficiary and the victim of the linguistic tradition into which he has been born - the beneficiary inasmuch as language gives access to the accumulated records of other people's experience, the victim in so far as it confirms him in the belief that reduced awareness is the only awareness and as it bedevils his sense of reality, so that he is all too apt to take his concepts for data, his words for actual things.”
- Aldous Huxley

 

"Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress.” - Thomas Edison

 

"Do not repeat anything you will not sign your name to.” - Author Unknown

 

"The time to activate is now. Let anything that hinders this fall away from your life, whatever the cost. The call for our inner warriors to rise could not be any clearer.” - Zen Gardner

 

"It's exhilarating to be alive in a time of awakening consciousness; it can also be confusing, disorienting, and painful.” - Adrienne Rich

 

"The world of today is mostly made of people walking backwards and blindfolded into the future.”
- Author Unknown

 

"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.” - Patrick Henry

 

"It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.” - Robert G. Ingersoll

 

"We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order.” - David Rockefeller (2000)

 

"The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.” - John Swinton, New York Sun, 1880

 

"Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses.” - Plato

 

"Nobody with any sanity, including myself, would have anything but sympathy for the Palestinian plight. There’s not a sane person on earth who in any way sanctions what the fuck the Israeli authorities are doing.”
- Sinead O'Connor

 

"When you walk in purpose, you collide with destiny.” - Ralph Buchanan

 

"The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.”
- Lao Tzu

 

"Giving up doesn't always mean you are weak. Sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go.”
- Author Unknown

 

"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique.” - Martha Graham

 

"One has to be empowered in order to understand even the simplest of truths.” - Don Croft

 

"The men the people admire most extravagantly are the greatest liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.” - H.L. Mencken

 

"Those who have seen the world make poor slaves.” - Bad Clown

 

"We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.” - Paulo Coelho

 

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” - Gandhi

 

"Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is the eternal rule.”
- Buddha

 

"The aim of the propagandist is to make group of people appear inhuman to another group of people.”
- Aldous Huxley

 

"You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.” - Nietzsche

 

"One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.” - Maria Montessori

 

"Only when the consciousness displaces the predominance of the sense of being personally occupied with life does the hidden observer transform external existence from being the prosaic and materialistic thing it ordinarily is into something veritably divine.” - Paul Brunton

 

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” - Aristotle

 

"Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.” - Vince Lombardi

 

"When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty, but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what she always had been. But she had wings.” - Dean Jackson

 

"History is a pack of lies the living play upon the dead.” - Voltaire

 

"Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.”
- Bill Mollison

 

"I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness.” - Max Planck

 

"When you are in doubt, be still, and wait; when doubt no longer exists for you, then go forward with courage. So long as mists envelop you, be still; be still until the sunlight pours through and dispels the mists - as it surely will. Then act with courage.” - White Eagle

 

"You have to be a light to yourself in a world that is utterly becoming dark.” - Jiddu Krishnamurti

 

"Whosoever wishes to know about the world must learn about it in its particular details. Knowledge is not intelligence. In searching for the truth be ready for the unexpected. Change alone is unchanging. The same road goes both up and down. The beginning of a circle is also its end. Not I, but the world says it: all is one. And yet everything comes in season.” - Heraclitus

 

"If we wash our hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless, we side with the powerful, we don't remain neutral.” - Paulo Freire

 

"When the handwriting is on the wall it’s supposed to be read.” - Zen Gardner

 

"Self-complacency is pleasure accompanied by the idea of oneself as cause.” - Baruch Spinoza

 

"The Light is more than some abstract, unknowable energy force. Light is Truth. If Light is truth, then darkness must be lies. Each and every lie we tell to ourselves and others casts the shadow of separation upon us. Every time even the most minor deception is revealed and the truth is made known we are re-united with the Light. So, Let there be Light. Those are the words by which you can create your own magnificent world.” - Renee Bledsoe

 

"Lose the fear. Stand in truth. And join the liberation.” - Zen Gardner

 

"Each of us has the duty to fashion his own contribution to fit the grand design of a global community. What we do will manifest itself in ways that we cannot foretell and it will have an unforeseen impact upon individual lives and whole societies. What we are is God's gift to man: what we become is man's gift to God.”
- Luciferian David Rockefeller to the International Industrial Conference, 1965

 

"Action has meaning only in relationship and without understanding relationship, action on any level will only breed conflict. The understanding of relationship is infinitely more important than the search for any plan of action.” - Jiddu Krishnamurti

 

"The opinion which other people have of you is their problem, not yours.” - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

 

"I am a living member of the great family of all souls; and I cannot improve or suffer myself, without diffusing good or evil around me through an ever-enlarging sphere. I belong to this family. I am bound to it by vital bonds.” - William Ellery Channing

 

"Great is the issue at stake, greater than appears, whether a man is to be good or bad. And what will any one be profited if, under the influence of money or power, he neglect justice and virtue?” - Plato

 

"Apart from inquiry, apart from the praxis, individuals cannot be truly human. Knowledge emerges only through invention and re-invention, through the restless, impatient, continuing, hopeful inquiry human beings pursue in the world, with the world, and with each other.” - Paulo Freire

 

"A revolution is coming - a revolution which will be peaceful if we are wise enough, compassionate if we care enough, successful if we are fortunate enough, but a revolution which is coming whether we will it or not. We can affect its Character, we cannot alter its inevitability.” - Robert Kennedy

 

"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique.” - Martha Graham

 

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain

 

"Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.”
- Mark Twain

 

"The summit of happiness is reached when a person is ready to be what he is.” - Desiderius Erasmus

 

"Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.” - Zig Ziglar

 

"With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.” - Steven Weinberg

 

"The only reality is the one we have inside us. What makes most people’s lives so artificial and unworthy is that they falsely regard outside images as reality and they never allow their own inner world to speak.”
- Hermann Hesse

 

"Forgiveness is the answer to the child's dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is again made clean.” - Dag Hammarskjold

 

"The only way to deal with an unfree world, is to become absolutely free, that your very existence is an act of rebellion.” - Albert Camus

 

"The truth is paradoxical to the extent of being exactly contrary to the usual perception.” - Georges Bataille

 

"History shows that there is nothing so easy to enslave and nothing so hard to emancipate as ignorance, hence it becomes the double enemy of civilization. By its servility it is the prey of tyranny, and by its credulity it is the foe of enlightenment.” - Lemuel K. Washburn

 

"The Great Lie is that this is civilization. It’s not civilized. It has literally been the most blood-thirsty brutalizing system every imposed upon this planet.” - John Trudell

 

"The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The meaning of life is to give your gift away.” - David Viscott

 

"Only as a warrior can one withstand the path of knowledge. A warrior cannot complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge, and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges.”
- Don Juan Matus

 

"I would rather have a mind opened by wonder, that one closed by belief.” - Gary Spence

 

"The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were.” - John Keats

 

"No man has a natural right to commit aggression on the equal rights of another, and this is all from which the laws ought to restrain him.” - Thomas Jefferson

 

"There is no path to peace; peace is the path.” - Mahatma Gandhi

 

"I have lived on the lip of insanity, wanting to know reasons, knocking on a door. It opens. I've been knocking from the inside.” - Rumi

 

"Fables should be taught as fables, myths as myths, and miracles as poetic fancies. To teach superstitions as truths is a most terrible thing. The child mind accepts and believes them, and only through great pain and perhaps tragedy can he be in after years relieved of them. In fact, men will fight for a superstition quite as quickly as for a living truth — often more so, since a superstition is so intangible you cannot get at it to refute it, but truth is a point of view, and so is changeable.” - Hypatia

 

"Because it is so unbelievable, the Truth often escapes being known.” - Heraclitus

 

"No man ever steps in the same river twice. For it is not the same river, and it is not the same man. There is nothing permanent except change.” - Heraclitus

 

"The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with nature.”
- Joseph Campbell

 

"When you are in doubt, be still, and wait; when doubt no longer exists for you, then go forward with courage. So long as mists envelop you, be still; be still until the sunlight pours through and dispels the mists - as it surely will. Then act with courage.” - Ponca Chief White Eagle

 

"Because it’s no longer enough to be a decent person. It’s no longer enough to shake our heads and make concerned grimaces at the news. True enlightened activism is the only thing that can save humanity from itself.”
- Joss Whedon

 

"If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.” - Thomas Paine

 

"A thinking person will question what he hears; examine what he sees; and evaluate what others would have him believe.” - Nathan M. Bickel

 

"Nothing is original…everything is a remix.” - Kirby Ferguson

 

"I have lived on the lip of insanity, wanting to know reasons, knocking on a door. It opens. I've been knocking from the inside.” - Rumi

 

"I didn't arrive at my understanding of the fundamental laws of the universe through my rational mind.”
- Albert Einstein

 

"We can travel a long way and do many things, but our deepest happiness is not born from accumulating new experiences. it is born from letting go of what is unnecessary, and knowing ourselves to be always at home.”
- Sharon Salzberg

 

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain

 

"And those whose hearts are fixed on Reality itself deserve the title of Philosophers.” - Plato, Republic, 380BC

 

"Someone asked Soto Zen master Shunryu Suzuki (1904-71): “What do you think of all of us crazy Zen students?” He replied: “I think you're all deeply enlightened.... Until you open your mouths.”

 

"The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by. The saint is the man who walks through the dark paths of the world, himself a light."
- Felix Adler

 

"Nobody with any sanity, including myself, would have anything but sympathy for the Palestinian plight. There’s not a sane person on earth who in any way sanctions what the fuck the Israeli authorities are doing."
- Sinead O'Connor

 

"One must not content oneself with small demands but must rise to the thought that all living creatures have to be redeemed. One must not be trivial and irresponsible in heart, but must strive to make deeds prove one’s word." - Lao Tsu

 

"The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the greatest liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth." - H.L. Mencken

 

"One must not content oneself with small demands but must rise to the thought that all living creatures have to be redeemed. One must not be trivial and irresponsible in heart, but must strive to make deeds prove one’s words." - Lao Tzu

 

"The emotion of fear often works overtime. Even when there is no immediate threat, our body may remain tight and on guard, our mind narrowed to focus on what might go wrong. When this happens, fear is no longer functioning to secure our survival. We are caught in the trance of fear and our moment-to-moment experience becomes bound in reactivity. We spend our time and energy defending our life rather than living it fully."
- Tara Brach

 

"Having departed from your house, turn not back, for the furies will be your attendants."
- Pythagoras, on staying on the path to Truth

 

"I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence." - Frederick Douglass

 

"The only real nation is humanity." - Paul Farmer

 

"He drew a circle that shut me out - Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout. But love and I had the wit to win: We drew a circle and took him in." - Edwin Markham

 

"The only way to deal with an unfree world, is to become absolutely free, that your very existence is an act of rebellion." - Albert Camus

 

"Because it’s no longer enough to be a decent person. It’s no longer enough to shake our heads and make concerned grimaces at the news. True enlightened activism is the only thing that can save humanity from itself."
- Joss Whedon

 

"Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well." - Vincent van Gogh

 

"Reality can be beaten with enough imagination." - Mark Twain

 

"In our deepest moments of struggle, frustration, fear, and confusion, we are being called upon to reach in and touch our hearts. Then, we will know what to do, what to say, how to be. What is right is always in our deepest heart of hearts. It is from the deepest part of our hearts that we are capable of reaching out and touching another human being. It is, after all, one heart touching another heart." - Roberta Sage Hamilton

 

"Until such time as the voice of the lion is heard, history will be written to glorify the hunter."
- African Proverb

 

"All perceptible matter comes from a primary substance, or tenuity beyond conception, filling all space, the akasha or luminiferous ether, which is acted upon by the life giving Prana or creative force, calling into existence, in never-ending cycles all things and phenomena." - Nikola Tesla

 

"A great deal of chaos in the world occurs because people don't appreciate themselves. Having never developed sympathy or gentleness toward themselves, they cannot experience harmony or peace within themselves, and therefore, what they project to others is also inharmonious and confused." - Chogyam Trungpa

 

"Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable." - George Orwell

 

"A foolish faith in authority is the worst enemy of the truth." - Albert Einstein

 

"How is one to live a moral and compassionate existence when one is fully aware of the blood, the horror inherent in life, when one finds darkness not only in one's culture but within oneself? If there is a stage at which an individual life becomes truly adult, it must be when one grasps the irony in its unfolding and accepts responsibility for a life lived in the midst of such paradox. One must live in the middle of contradiction, because if all contradiction were eliminated at once life would collapse. There are simply no answers to some of the great pressing questions. You continue to live them out, making your life a worthy expression of leaning into the light." - Barry Lopez

 

"To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men." - Abraham Lincoln

 

"Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity." - Charles Mingus

 

"To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves." - Gandhi

 

"The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows." - Buddha

 

"What the world needs most is openness: Open hearts, open doors, open eyes, open minds, open ears, open souls." - Robert Muller

 

"My life is in the hands of any fool who makes me lose my temper." - Joseph Hunter

 

"I am a living member of the great family of all souls; and I cannot improve or suffer myself, without diffusing good or evil around me through an ever-enlarging sphere. I belong to this family. I am bound to it by vital bonds." - William Ellery Channing

 

"Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, ‘Where have I gone wrong?’ Then a voice says to me, ‘This is going to take more than one night.'" - Charles M. Schulz

 

"Only as a warrior can one withstand the path of knowledge. A warrior cannot complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge, and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges."
- Don Matus

 

"Great is the issue at stake, greater than appears, whether a man is to be good or bad. And what will any one be profited if, under the influence of money or power, he neglect justice and virtue?" - Plato

 

"Perhaps the biggest tragedy of our lives is that freedom is possible, yet we can pass our years trapped in the same old patterns." - Tara Brach

 

"Every renaissance comes to the world with a cry, the cry of the human spirit to be free." - Anne Sullivan

 

"The term 'free market' is really a euphemism. What the far right actually means by this term is 'lawless market.' In a lawless market, entrepreneurs can get away with privatizing the benefits of the market (profits), while socializing its costs (like pollution)." - Steve Kangas

 

"It's the action, not the fruit of the action, that's important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there'll be any fruit. But that doesn't mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result."- Gandhi

 

"Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence." - Ovid

 

"One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture and, if possible, speak a few reasonable words.” - Goethe

 

"The real conspiracy is that we have been trained to think that we are disempowered and that there is nothing we can do. If we can get into Peoples' minds the reality of knowing what they are and everyone suddenly changed their Moral Compass we don't need a revolution. It's a Spiritual Revolution. Without that Spiritual revolution and that Revolution of the Heart taking place first no revolution will work and it'll just bring us back to the point where we are now or even worse.” - Max Igan

 

"It may well be that our means are fairly limited and our possibilities restricted when it comes to applying pressure on our government. But is this a reason to do nothing? Despair is nor an answer. Neither is resignation. Resignation only leads to indifference, which is not merely a sin but a punishment.” - Elie Wiesel

 

"Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputation and social standing, never can bring about a reform. Those who are really in earnest must be willing to be anything or nothing in the world's estimation, and publicly and privately, in season and out, avow their sympathy with despised and persecuted ideas and their advocates, and bear the consequences.” - Susan B. Anthony

 

"Action is the antidote to despair.” - Joan Baez

 

"Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” - Buddha

 

"It's time for us to turn to each other, not on each other.” - Jesse Jackson

 

"If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.” - Henry David Thoreau

 

"Do or do not, there is no try.” - Yoda

 

"He who is born with capacities for any undertaking, finds in executing this the fairest portion of his being.”
- Goethe

 

"The Price of Apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.” - Plato

 

"We are in a race between cooperation and catastrophe, and the threat is outrunning our response.”
- Sam Nunn

 

"We are aimed by the myths that guide us, what myths we're looking at and what story we're buying into. This is our future we're creating here, we are a part of it. We are a part of history. We are writing history right now and we often forget that. I see this huge awakening at the moment as an opportunity to get involved in the real story. If you're not using your imagination, somebody else will. Guide your imagination in order to heal and correct what has gone wrong.” - Max Igan

 

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”
- Helen Keller

 

"Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.” - James Baldwin

 

"We draw our strength from the very despair in which we have been forced to live. We shall endure.”
- Cesar Chavez

 

"The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.”
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

 

"It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” - Leonardo da Vinci

 

"It's a sad day when you find out that it's not accident or time or fortune, but just yourself that kept things from you.” - Lillian Hellman

 

"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” - Buddha

 

"We have to create culture, don't watch TV, don't read magazines, don't even listen to NPR. Create your own roadshow. The nexus of space and time where you are now is the most immediate sector of your universe, and if you're worrying about Michael Jackson or Bill Clinton or somebody else, then you are disempowered, you're giving it all away to icons, icons which are maintained by an electronic media so that you want to dress like X or have lips like Y. This is shit-brained, this kind of thinking. That is all cultural diversion, and what is real is you and your friends and your associations, your highs, your orgasms, your hopes, your plans, your fears. And we are told 'no', we're unimportant, we're peripheral. 'Get a degree, get a job, get a this, get a that.' And then you're a player, you don't want to even play in that game. You want to reclaim your mind and get it out of the hands of the cultural engineers who want to turn you into a half-baked moron consuming all this trash that's being manufactured out of the bones of a dying world.” - Terence McKenna

 

"They need to worry and betray time with urgencies false and otherwise, purely anxious and whiny, their souls really won't be at peace unless they can latch on to an established and proven worry and having once found it they assume facial expressions to fit and go with it, which is, you see, unhappiness, and all the time it all flies by them and they know it and that too worries them no end.” - Jack Kerouac

 

"The colossal misunderstanding of our time is the assumption that insight will work with people who are unmotivated to change. Communication does not depend on syntax, or eloquence, or rhetoric, or articulation but on the emotional context in which the message is being heard. People can only hear you when they are moving toward you, and they are not likely to when your words are pursuing them. Even the choices words lose their power when they are used to overpower. Attitudes are the real figures of speech” - Edwin H. Friedman

 

"Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” - Thich Nhat Hanh

 

"Every individual is at once the beneficiary and the victim of the linguistic tradition into which he has been born - the beneficiary inasmuch as language gives access to the accumulated records of other people's experience, the victim in so far as it confirms him in the belief that reduced awareness is the only awareness and as it bedevils his sense of reality, so that he is all too apt to take his concepts for data, his words for actual things.” - Aldous Huxley

 

"Reflection and action must never be undertaken independently.” - Paulo Friere

 

"The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out... without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable.” - H.L. Mencken

 

"Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.” - Anton Chekhov

 

"Fear always springs from ignorance.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

"Evil people have a weakness in common. They are cowards, and a coward will always run from a real challenge.” - Author Unknown

 

"Morality is doing what is right regardless what you are told, religion is doing what you are told regardless of what is right.” - Author Unknown

 

"The greatest and most powerful revolutions often start very quietly, hidden in the shadows. Remember that.”
- Richelle Mead

 

"It is not enough to have knowledge, one must also apply it. It is not enough to have wishes, one must also accomplish.” - Johann von Goethe

 

"Be yourself, everyone else is taken.” - Anonymous

 

"If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.”
- Michael Jordan

 

"Our life is a faint tracing on the surface of mystery, like the idle, curved tunnels of leaf miners on the surface of a leaf. We must somehow take a wider view, look at the whole landscape, really see it, and describe what's going on here. Then we can at least wail the right question into the swaddling band of darkness, or, if it comes to that, choir the proper praise.” - Annie Dillard

 

"The truth is like a lion, you don't need to defend it. Just set it free, it can defend itself.” - Augustine

 

"In life, many thoughts are born in the course of a moment, an hour, a day. Some are dreams, some visions. Often, we are unable to distinguish between them. To some, they are the same; however, not all dreams are visions. Much energy is lost in fanciful dreams that never bear fruit. But visions are messages from the Great Spirit, each for a different purpose in life. Consequently, one person's vision may not be that of another. To have a vision, one must be prepared to receive it, and when it comes, to accept it. Thus when these inner urges become reality, only then can visions be fulfilled. The spiritual side of life knows everyone's heart and who to trust. How could a vision ever be given to someone to harbor if that person could not be trusted to carry it out. The message is simple: commitment precedes vision.” - High Eagle

 

"There is not a crime, there is not a dodge, there is not a trick, there is not a swindle, there is not a vice which does not live by secrecy” - Joseph Pulitzer

 

"You never find yourself until you face the truth.” - Pearl Bailey

 

"A foolish faith in authority is the greatest enemy of the truth” - Albert Einstein

 

"A truth's initial commotion is directly proportional to how deeply the lie was believed. It wasn't the world being round that agitated people, but that the world wasn't flat. When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.”
- Dresden James

 

"The ideal tyranny is that which is ignorantly self-administered by its victims. The most perfect slaves are, therefore, those which blissfully and unawaredly enslave themselves." - Dresden James

 

"No man ever steps in the same river twice. For it is not the same river, and it is not the same man. There is nothing permanent except change.” - Heraclitus

 

"Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.” - Shel Silverstein

 

"Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.” - Leonardo da Vinci

 

"With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.” - Steven Weinberg

 

"The greatest personalities that ever existed have been those who united human beings and put them on the road toward cooperation and effectiveness and peace. Those whom the world has held highest have helped to unite and not sever interconnectedness. They have not been the destroyers of differences but the harmonizer of differences.”
- John Lovejoy Elliott

 

"It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” - Leonardo da Vinci

 

"One who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; one who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.”
- Chinese proverb

 

"Where there is power, there is resistance.” - Foucault

 

"The purpose of life seems to be to acquaint a man with himself and whatever science or art or course of action he engages in reacts upon and illuminates the recesses of his own mind. Thus friends seem to be only mirrors to draw out and explain to us ourselves; and that which draws us nearer our fellow man, is, that the deep Heart in one, answers the deep Heart in another, - that we find we have (a common Nature) - one life which runs through all individuals, and which is indeed Divine.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

"Each man has his own fortune in his hands; as the artist has a piece of rude matter, which he is to fashion to a certain shape. But the art of living rightly is like all arts: the capacity alone is born with us; it must be learned, and practiced with incessant care.” - Johann von Goethe

 

"Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.” - Anton Chekhov

 

"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.” - Groucho Marx

 

"To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.” - Henri Bergson

 

"People are disturbed not by things, but by the view they take of them.” - Epictetus

 

"There is no subject so old that something new cannot be said about it. ” - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

 

"We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other,to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.” - Paulo Coelho

 

"Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.” - Merry Browne

 

"Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

"The voice of conscience is so delicate that it is easy to stifle it; but it is also so clear that it is impossible to mistake it.” - Madame de Stael

 

"We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness.” - Thich Nhat Hanh

 

"A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.” - Mohandas K. Gandhi

 

"I am too much of a sceptic to deny the possibility of anything.” - Thomas H. Huxley

 

"Fundamentalism is rigorously and systematically used to indoctrinate and subjugate young minds. It is a contraceptive designed to prevent intellectual fertilization.” - Stephen Jay Gould

 

"To succeed, we must first believe that we can.” - Michael Korda

 

"Some beliefs are like walled gardens. They encourage exclusiveness, and the feeling of being especially privileged. Other beliefs are expansive and lead the way into wider and deeper sympathies.” - Sophia Lyon Fahs

 

"Loyalty to a petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.” - Mark Twain

 

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”
- Anatole France

 

"To change who you are, change who you think you are.” - Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

"When you control a man's thinking you do not have to worry about his actions.” - Carter G. Woodson

 

"A wise man proportions his beliefs to the evidence.” - David Hume

 

"To touch the soul of another human being is to walk on holy ground.” - Stephen Covey

 

"Men in authority will always think that criticism of their policies is dangerous. They will always equate their policies with patriotism, and find criticism subversive.” - Henry Steele Commager

 

"Most of the shadows of life are caused by standing in our own sunshine.” - Ralf Waldo Emerson

 

"A man must consider what a rich realm he abdicates when he becomes a conformist.” - Pubilius Syrus

 

"Without fear, we are able to see more clearly our connections to others. Without fear, we have more room for understanding and compassion. Without fear, we are truly free.” - Thich Nhat Hanh

 

"When good people in any country cease their vigilance and struggle, then evil men prevail.” - Pearl S. Buck

 

"Even in evil, that dark cloud which hangs over the creation, we discern rays of light and hope, and gradually come to see in suffering and temptation proofs and instruments of the sublimest purposes of wisdom and love.”
- William Ellery Channing

 

"The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” - Hans Hofmann

 

"Is there equality before the law? At every stage of the judicial process - facing the policeman, appearing in court, being freed on bond, being sentenced by the judge - the poor person is treated worse than the rich, the black treated worse than the white, the politically or personally odd character is treated worse than the orthodox.”
- Howard Zinn

 

"Few places in this world are more dangerous than home. Fear not, therefore, to try the mountain-passes. They will kill care, save you from deadly apathy, set you free, and call forth every faculty into vigorous, enthusiastic action.”
- John Muir

 

"No nation ancient or modern ever lost the liberty of freely speaking, writing, or publishing their sentiments, but forthwith lost their liberty in general and became slaves.” - John P. Zenger

 

"Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.” - Marilyn Ferguson

 

"Injustice never rules forever.” - Seneca

 

"The model of ownership, in a society organized round mass consumption, is addiction.” - Christopher Lasch

 

"If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.” - Rene Descartes

 

"If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stomping on a human face, forever.” - George Orwell

 

"The most powerful moral influence is example.” - Huston Smith

 

"But I don’t want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
"Oh, you can’t help that," said the Cat: "we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad."
"How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn’t have come here.”
- Lewis Carol - Alice Through the Looking Glass

 

"Avoid the bad habit of domesticating the prophet of your choice, turning him into a cheerleader for your way of thinking and way of life. Remember that all the great prophets were courageous and outrageous folks who railed against the powers-that-be, challenged self-satisfied piosity, threatened the prevailing social order, and would find you falling short in some significant ways.” - Parker J. Palmer

 

"It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt.” - John Philpot Curran

 

"Peace is present right here and now, in ourselves and in everything we do and see. Every breath we take, every step we take, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity. The question is whether or not we are in touch with it. We need only to be awake, alive in the present moment.” - Thích Nhất Hạnh

 

"Loyalty to a petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.”- Mark Twain

 

 

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